These valves include a thread-in type, which comes in sizes from 5/16 to 7/16 inches, and a slip-in type in sizes from 1/8 to 3/8 inches. They are small enough to wipe out external leak points found with line-mounted check valves. Built for working with hydraulic fluid, they are made to go into manifolds, subplates, flanges and integrated hydraulic valve systems. Made out of steel, they provide positive fluid shutoff with hardened lapped discs and seats. Both types come with a sealing O-ring. Inserta Products Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/4928-603
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.